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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cartoon series N° 1.
Motuecha is a blond Belgian ale that was brewed with the use of Motuecha hops from New Zealand. Low in alcohol, yet ery complex. Cartoon by Arne Frantzell.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1563) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
IPA’ish blond beer. Has a nice balance between bitterness and fruitiness thanks to the New Zealand hops. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (5914) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
Bottled. Dark blonde with a medium head. Clean, hoppy nose, citrus, bread, sweet orange, some hay. Dry, earthy, grassy flavor, with citrus, bready malts. Lemony and decent. Like a regular Euro IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4205) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a pours a clear gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose is mild, orange, lemon, grass, light honey. Flavors of lemon, light spice, bread, soap, nectarine. Clean finish. Simple.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hoju777 (136) - FRANCE - AUG 10, 2013
Smells like beer. Turbid with hop bits, I hope. Bitter with no body. Tastes like my crappy home brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (1278) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
33cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: fruity, some grapes, grains. TASTE: bitter, grains, little dry out, somewhat bad aftertaste. Edit Slightly aged sample, this was better young!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
bottle a light golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus yeast herbs and hops flavor malts spicy fruits citrus and a bitter hoppy finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5359) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Light yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of yeast, biscuit malt and orange citrus. The flavor is orange, lemon and wheat. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden. Belgian IPA-ish. Nice hoppy, but with a slight belgian finish. Medium bitter with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (1929) - NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Tap at Haand Festival 2013. Clear golden, small white head. Aroma of tealeaves, honey, apricot. Spicy and malty taste, flowery, good bitterness. Fruity and sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (2855) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle with keith, pours hazy golden with white head, and light lacing. Aromas and taste of dried fruit, belgian yeast, hay, tropical hops, peach and bitter blood orange. Nice brew from De Struise.


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